Tuesday, November 29th | 5 Kislev 5783

October 27, 2016 8:31 am

US Naval Academy Honors Holocaust Survivor for Decades of Teaching About Nazi Genocide

avatar by Shiryn Ghermezian

Nesse Godin. Photo: Twitter.

Nesse Godin, right, at the ceremony held at the United States Holocaust Museum. Photo: Twitter.

A Holocaust survivor was honored by the US Naval Academy in Annapolis on Wednesday for her 20 years of teaching cadets about the Nazi genocide, the US Armed Forces newspaper Stars and Stripes reported.

At a ceremony at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC, Nesse Godin, 88, was presented the Meritorious Public Service Award  for her lectures to midshipmen about their “professional and individual responsibility to make ethical decisions and help prevent genocide and mass atrocities in the future.”

Godin, a Silver Spring, Maryland resident originally from Siauliai, Lithuania, was imprisoned in several concentration camps, and her father lost his life in the gas chambers of Auschwitz. Her mother and two brothers survived.

After the war, Godin married a Polish Holocaust survivor, and they immigrated to the United States the 1950s.

Share this Story: Share On Facebook Share On Twitter

Let your voice be heard!

Join the Algemeiner


This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.